Rubbish Talk


Rubbish Talk

7. What do I do with my old Mobile Phone and Laptop?

E-waste (electronic Waste) is a big issue – just think we’ve all got mobile phones and computers now. Many rare materials have gone into making them that can be recovered and many electronics can be refurbished. There’s no excuse for putting these in the land.

It is a good example of ‘Circular Economy’ where resources are kept being used, going round and round with little to no waste. If you’re interested in this check out our clever friends over at
Remix Plastic

Mobile Phones and modems can be dropped at any – Vodafone, Spark, 2Degrees, Noel Leeming and Resene stores, also Orana Park and
Kilmanock Enterprises. Check out about 24 places & addresses at Re:Mobile 

What do I do with my old Laptop or PC?

Refurbishing so they can be reused is the best option. If they aren't fixable or reusable they can be dismantled for learning, creativity or parts.

Computer electronics, including screens can go to:

Make sure all data is erased. 

What about TVs? 
Try Ecotech services or Molten Media Trust

The three EcoDrop Transfer Station recycling centres may accept TVs, however this is depending on the condition and current supply, and demand. (Parkhouse, Metro and Styx) 

I have other E-Waste where can that go?
Kilmarnock Enterprises also take e-waste photocopiers, to monitors, modems and radios and TVs etc. but there is a cost for commercial level e-waste.

See what other E –waste items are accepted for free at
Noel Leaming Moorhouse;  Includes personal and laptop computers and all cables. tablets, notebooks and palmtops. computer monitors and parts (e.g. internal hard drives and CD drives). computer peripherals and accessories (e.g. mice, keyboards, web cameras, USBs and modems). printers, scanners, and multi-function devices. cameras and video cameras.

National Steel take computers, computer components, laptops, and cell phones. 38 Garlands Road and 92 Cumnor Terrace

Definitely plenty of options that don’t end up in filling our land, wasting resources and polluting nature.